Learn about the first Americans, the voyage of Christopher Columbus, and Cortez' defeat of the Aztecs. To watch the interactive media files (see left-hand column) first click the link to open it, then right-click anywhere on the page and select "play". ( 4 reviews ) Topics: American History, Advanced Placement
Update 25 September 2014 I've substantially expanded Lecture 5, Color Correction. I've added 18 new slides to more thoroughly cover Hue, Saturation and Value (HSV) representation of color. In particular, the lecture now includes fast methods for computation of HSV. They are approximate but very fast. More updates to come; next will be the Fourier Lecture, Update 9 September 2014 Two slides on intensity scaling have been added to lecture 2, Digital Images and Matlab. I have added new material to... ( 23 reviews ) Topics: image processing, image enhancement, image noise reduction, Fourier transforms, convolution,...
James Boyle of Duke Law School, and Charles Nesson of the Berkman Center highlight a conference on "Reinventing Public Media in a Participatory Culture" Keynote Presentation: Reinventing the Gatekeeper - James Boyle ( 1 reviews ) Topics: James Boyle, Charles Nesson
A more formal approach to Relational Database Management Systems, compared the way they were covered during Web Applications. Database systems are discussed from the physical layer of B-trees and file servers to the abstract layer of relational design. Also includes alternative and generic approaches to database design and database management system including relational, object-relational, and object-oriented systems, SQL standards, algebraic query languages, integrity constraints, triggers,... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: databases, relational database management systems, RDBMS
Scholar and author Stephanie Coontz explores the myths of traditional marriage. Coontz is a faculty member at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and the director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families. She has published extensively on the topic of marriage and family life and is the author of several highly praised books, such as The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap and Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Stephanie Coontz, marriage
Oct 6, 2012byHarvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society
A conference at Harvard Law School.s Berkman Center for Internet and Society: 4:20 - 5:10 PM Panel IV: Surviving or Thriving: Beta Business Models in the New World - What are the sustainability and business implications of these emerging models? What are the opportunities for new resources to support public-service media? Do commercial vs noncommercial distinctions map over to these new spaces of engagement? Is there a case for tax-based support or will a new mix of sponsorship, subscription,... ( 2 reviews )
This course covers the mathematical topics most directly related to computer science. Topics include: logic, relations, functions, basic set theory, countability and counting arguments, proof techniques, mathematical induction, graph theory, combinatorics, discrete probability, recursion, recurrence relations, and number theory. Emphasis is placed on providing a context for the application of the mathematics within computer science. The analysis of algorithms requires the ability to count the... ( 15 reviews ) Topics: ars digita, computer science, discrete math, logic, proof techniques, recurrence relations, basic...
Colloquium #3 for ArsDigita University. Guest speaker Richard Stallman, on 1/2/2001, speaking on "The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System". Notes on the talk available at ArsDigita. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: computer science, Richard Stallman, free software movement
A theoretical treatment of what can be computed and how fast it can be done. Applications to compilers, string searching, and control circuit design will be discussed. The hierarchy of finite state machines, pushdown machines, context free grammars and Turing machines will be analyzed, along with their variations. The notions of decidability, complexity theory and a complete discussion of NP-Complete problems round out the course. Text: Introduction to the Theory of Computation, Michael Sipser.... ( 8 reviews ) Topic: computation
This class covers the definition of a function, vertical line test, function notation, finding input and output, domain and range, plus homework assignments. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Mathematics, Calculus, Advanced Placement
The concepts of the Object-oriented paradigm using Java. The basic principles of software engineering are emphasized. We study how to design and think in an object oriented fashion. As a final project, students work in groups to develop a Gnutella distributed music-sharing client. Text: Core Java 2, Volume I: Fundamentals and Volume II: Advanced Features,Hortsmann and Cornell. Requirements: One exam, two problem sets, one project. ( 3 reviews ) Topic: object oriented programming